#1
Since I´ve read (and heard) that Link Wray was the inventor of a distorted guitar and the first one who really use the powerchord as such, I´m willing to call him a huge influence for punk. Furthermore Rumble was banend by radio stations, because it was distorted. In my eyes he´s at least as much punk as Jawbreaker.

Fats Domino on the other hand is deemed to be a pre-ska musician with a big influence on the later ska musicians.
I´d understand if people say he doesn´t belong here, but therefore this thread is also about Link Wray, but I soetimes can enjoy his music.
#2
I don't know anything about Fats Domino really, but Link Wray is a badass. He is definitely a big precursor to heavy music, punk included. Everybody who doesn't know already should check him out.
#3
im failing to see how you associate fats domino to ska. he was a piano player in the new orleans rnb/early rock n roll scene. if im missing something please let me know.

on the topic of link wray, that guys a savage.
#4
my neighbor showed me some Link Wray one time, it was pretty cool.
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#5
Link Wray is pretty much the unspoken god of rock'n'roll.
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im failing to see how you associate fats domino to ska. he was a piano player in the new orleans rnb/early rock n roll scene. if im missing something please let me know.

on the topic of link wray, that guys a savage.


it´s just what I read at wiki sometime, because Fats Domino should have been really popular in Jamaica and the first ska musicians liked him, I think that´s the point.
#7
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im failing to see how you associate fats domino to ska. he was a piano player in the new orleans rnb/early rock n roll scene. if im missing something please let me know.

on the topic of link wray, that guys a savage.


+1

Yeah Fats Domino has nothing remotely close to Ska and/or Reggae, Fats Domino was literately that fat black dude you'd see at all the Blues bars in New Orleans every weekend with a band full of young skinny black dudes jammin it up on the saxaphones and guitars.

But yeah you're right about Link Wray
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